Start your journey towards becoming an interior design professional with our interior design and decoration course.

Our course covers both residential (involving styling, interior decorating, fabrics and furnishing) and commercial (working in retail, offices, restaurants and hotels) interior design, offering the opportunity to learn advanced technical and practical skills on the finishing and furnishing of interior spaces to meet client needs in order to generate design solutions.

You’ll examine styles and trends over the decades, and how they have influenced interior design today, developing skills in:

  • interpreting clients brief
  • research and analysis
  • planning and designing space
  • decoration and/interior styling
  • selecting finishes and furnishings
  • colour theory and lighting
  • use of CAD to communicate design solutions
  • supplier specifications and purchasing
  • sustainable work practices

Briefs are set by industry experts to mirror the real-life experiences of an interior designer where the need for space is designed for a particular purpose, and applying problem solving solutions to achieve this end.

Our supportive staff assist you throughout the duration of the course, with a focus on helping you develop strong communication skills and preparing you to enter this dynamic industry. You’ll also develop a folio reflecting your individual creativity to showcase to potential employers or clients.




National Code MSF50213
Study Areas Art & Design
Study Level Diploma
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 12 months (days)
FT: 18 months (evenings)

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $8,312.00
Full Tuition Fee $15,585.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $1,030.12
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

18 February and 15 July

Full time: 12 months (day) or

Full time: 18 months (evening)

Box Hill

You must have:

  • successfully completed Year 12 or
  • be mature age

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

After successful completion, you can articulate into MSF60113 Advanced Diploma of Interior Design at another Registered Training Organisation or TAFE provider.

Direct entry: you must book an interview

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

After successful completion of our interior design and decoration course you can apply for various roles in the industry, including as an interior designer, interior stylist, colour consultant or real estate staging consultant. Employment may be found in retail, consulting or building businesses, where you will perform a broad range of skilled applications in furnishing, including requirements to evaluate and analyse current conditions, develop new criteria and provide guidance to builders, clients and customers direct.

 

This course is comprised of 29 units, 10 core units, plus 19 elective units

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Title

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MSFID5003 EVALUATE SITE FOR INTERIOR DESIGN BRIEF 40.0

This unit of competency covers evaluating materials and construction methods used on a site in order to determine their impact on the interior design brief. It involves identifying the features and implications associated with common structural techniques used for walls, ceilings and floors, and the materials used, plus a simple assessment of main services to determine suitability for design requirements.

MSFID5002 DEVELOP A DECORATION PROPOSAL FOR A COMPLEX SITE 108.0

This unit of competency covers developing a complete proposal for a complex site which may include a high-end residential or commercial site with multiple themes and usage areas, that satisfies the requirements of a client brief by specifying the furniture, fixtures, fittings and artworks.

MSFID5014 USE CAD APPLICATIONS TO COMPLETE MODELS AND DOCUMENTATION FOR INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS 80.0

This unit of competency covers using computer-aided design (CAD) applications to produce models and documentation for interior decoration and design projects to meet client and project brief requirements. It applies to the development of 2-D and 3-D drawings that incorporate all standard practice notations and drawing protocols.

MSFID5004 SPECIFY STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS AND SERVICES FOR INTERIOR SPACES 72.0

This unit of competency covers specifying structural elements, systems and services for interior spaces in order to achieve design requirements and includes the production of drawings that have layout specifications using computer-aided design (CAD) programs. Interior designs may relate to residential or small to medium scale commercial spaces and may include new or existing buildings.

MSFID5011 SPECIFY SOFT FURNISHINGS FOR COMPLETE INTERIOR SOLUTION 54.0

This unit of competency covers researching, specifying and recommending innovative and cost-effective styles, technologies and decorative solutions to enhance and complement interior design schemes using soft furnishings.

MSFID5005 EXPLORE AND APPLY CREATIVE DESIGN METHODOLOGY TO INTERIOR SPACE 60.0

This unit of competency covers manipulating 3-D interior space and form applying the elements and principles of design in response to a brief. It involves observing and analysing a range of complex spatial typologies.

MSFID5013 DESIGN FOR SMALL TO MEDIUM SCALE COMMERCIAL OR INSTITUTIONAL INTERIORS 108.0

This unit of competency covers applying researched information to formulate creative and complex design solutions to a range of small to medium scale commercial or institutional interior design situations satisfying the physiological, psychological, social, cultural and environmental requirements of the brief.

CUFDIG303A PRODUCE AND PREPARE PHOTO IMAGES 20.0

This unit of competency covers manipulating 3-D interior space and form applying the elements and principles of design in response to a brief. It involves observing and analysing a range of complex spatial typologies.

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CUFANM303A CREATE 3D DIGITAL MODELS 75.0

This unit of competency covers applying researched information to formulate creative and complex design solutions to a range of small to medium scale commercial or institutional interior design situations satisfying the physiological, psychological, social, cultural and environmental requirements of the brief.

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BSBDES303A EXPLORE AND APPLY THE CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS TO 3D FORMS 50.0

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BSBDES403A DEVELOP AND EXTEND DESIGN SKILLS AND PRACTICE 30.0

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BSBDES302A EXPLORE AND APPLY THE CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS TO 2D FORMS 50.0

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BSBDES502A ESTABLISH, NEGOTIATE AND REFINE A DESIGN BRIEF 65.0

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MSFID5012 RESEARCH AND RECOMMEND ARTWORK 36.0

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MSFID5007 DECORATE FOR EVENTS 40.0

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MSFID6004 DESIGN INTERIORS FOR HOSPITALITY ENVIRONMENTS 108.0

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BSBPMG522A UNDERTAKE PROJECT WORK 60.0

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CUVACD302A PRODUCE COMPUTER-AIDED DRAWINGS 50.0

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CUVACD301A PRODUCE DRAWINGS TO COMMUNICATE IDEAS 80.0

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MSFID5001 DESIGN RESIDENTIAL INTERIORS 108.0

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